Anne Frank as a Holocaust Icon
A book talk with Professor Oren Stier

Tuesday December 1 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email

Join Professor Oren Stier on a multimedia journey exploring some of the surprising ways the image and persona of Anne Frank have survived the Shoah, leading her to becoming one of the most notable icons of the Holocaust in the 21st century. Professor Stier’s new book Holocaust Icons: Symbolizing the Shoah in History and Memory provides insight into a veritable vocabulary of remembrance as he traces the lives and afterlives of certain remnants of the Holocaust and their ongoing impact today.

A book signing will follow the event.

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Benefit with the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation
An evening of art and discussion to honor the voice and vision of Chaim Gross and Anne Frank

Wednesday December 2 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Tickets are $150 each

Please contact Sylvia Spitalnick, Director of Development at the Anne Frank Center USA for reservations at 212-431-7993 ext. 304 or by November 24th or you may RSVP online. Space is limited to the first 100 guests only. All proceeds will benefit both The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation & The Anne Frank Center USA.

Please join us for a cocktail reception as we acknowledge the tremendous contribution both of these remarkable individuals have made to the creative arts. They responded to their Jewish heritage from distinct yet intersecting historical periods with a voice and vision that is both unique yet universal.

A specially curated tour of Chaim Gross’s astounding private art collection will be led by Dr. Susan Fisher, art historian and Executive Director of the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, with opening remarks by New York painter Mimi Gross, daughter of the artist. There will be a one-night only benefit auction of important prints by Chaim Gross.


On view through December 30, 2015
A new exhibition designed in conjunction with the Anne Frank House
The Helpers of the Secret Annex

Exhibit can be viewed Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Student and adult group tours available.
For more information, contact (212) 431-7993 or email

It was in many ways the nature of the job. Those who aided Jews and other targets of the Nazis during World War II often went unseen and unrecognized. The reason was simple. Helping these victims could have easily cost them their lives. In honor of these hidden heroes – on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe – The Anne Frank Center USA is proud to host the North American premiere of The Helpers of the Secret Annex, a newly designed exhibition focusing on the brave individuals who provided food, clothes, medicine, and entertainment to Anne Frank and the seven other people hiding in The Secret Annex. Originally envisioned by The Anne Frank House, the exhibit has been newly designed for the gallery by Hixon Design Consultants, and offers North American viewers a rare glimpse into this critical time in history.

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